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Oct 6, 2012 5:05am EDT
in syria this week. we speak to the former secretary general of the united nations, who has issued a stark warning about the syrian conflict. >> if they cannot come together or find a way to work together, then we are in a really, really hopeless situation. >> on board the africa express', the train which runs on music. hello. spain is poised on the brink of a bailout this week, but as the country's economic woes mount, there are cracks appearing within the complex relation between barcelona and madrid. catalonia is not germany, but the region is the economic powerhouse of spain, and nationalists there resent subsidizing other regions and in making their voices heard. >> of catalonia does one day get its own air force, it will probably be able to afford something better than these. on the beach in barcelona, the air show is a welcome distraction. spain's richest region is now at the center of the crisis with madrid committed to the austerity. there is now a rising demand in catalonia for independence. >> my feeling is that the spanish government totally rejected what is happening her
Oct 12, 2012 12:00am EDT
wants to prove woods international law in the united nations, that he wants -- that he wants to privilege international law in the united nations, it all of those things are what he claims to believe, maybe we can heal our democracy enough to force a president who makes that claim to make good on those promises. if, on the other hand, you have a president whose candidacy, who camp -- whose campaign promises were based on the idea that i will be tougher, that, as governor romney said, the palestinians have "no interest in peace." then you have someone who is coming into office accountable to a foreign policy that has no interest in international law, no interest in the united nations, no interest in ending the israeli occupation of palestinian territory or the siege of gaza, no interest in maintaining the end of the war in iraq. there are hints from romney that he would daschle like u.s. troops back in iraq. so it is not only that president obama's current policies don't seem so different from the actual policies that romney calls for, but it matters the vehemence with which one
Oct 14, 2012 8:00am EDT
time was running out. at the united nations in new york, the cuban ambassador was about to tell the world about the secret nuclear weapon. >> the cubans were given instructions to the representatives at the predicted the representative at the united nations. in those instructions, the mention specifically that cuba has tactical nuclear weapons. the soviet premier understands this table could be intercepted -- this table could be intercepted by american intelligence. the secret could come up. he immediately came forward to moscow and said that they have the representative from following his instructions. that he should not say a word of the united nations or anywhere else. >> he now faces his biggest challenge -- how to get castro to agree to the removal of the tactical nuclear weapons he thought were his? >> in the exchange of cables, between the premier and khrushchev, the soviets never gave him clear instructions about the you remaining tactical -- about the remaining tactical nuclear weapons. he is awaiting instructions, but he has to go meet with castro late night on november 22
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
nations reveals the global reach of cell phones. the united nations report, details on that coming up. >>> plus, the colorado theater massacre. we're expecting to learn a lot more today about the gunman. those stories and more just ahead. keep it right here. >>> welcome back to the news at noon. turning to colorado where we expect to learn a lot more about james holmes, the suspect in this summer's movie massacre. prosecutors are going to now reveal evidence in the case that we haven't seen before coming out for the first time. prosecutors are also expected to file 14 additional counts of attempted murder against holmes. he's accused of opening fire in that theater near denver and killing 12 people and wounding dozens more. after the hearing, the judge is going to determine if there's enough evidence for the case to proceed. >>> there's a new report out that says people in the world have nearly as many cell phones as there are people on the planet. the united nations telecom agency report there is were about six billion cell phone subscribers by the end of 2011. china alone accounted
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00pm EDT
united nations or some global governance body. you say this is not a black helicopter theory. >> well, i believe that metaphorically the black helicopters are coming, but i think that the point is that if you're looking at obama's second term agenda, and what he'll do during the lame duck session, it's wrong just to think in terms of what he's going to do to this country. his plan, i believe, is for global governance. right now there are five taxes that they're about to impose on the american people. the u.n. will impose. one through the law of the sea treaty, a tax on our offshore royalties. the world health organization wants a worldwide tax on cigarettes. the u.n. wants an income tax that now will get billionaires. they want a robin hood tax on every time you sell a stock or bond, any financial transaction there will be a tax attached to it. they want a carbon tax that will tax american airplanes landing in europe based on their carbon emissions. what we're looking at here is a global system of taxation. will obama raise taxes? yeah, but not just through congress. it will
Oct 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT
fight and how important this day of the girls is, which has been launched by the united nations. this would be the day where we point out those issues and where we make the issues of the girls visible. >> we will have to wrap it up there. as always, thank you for taking the time to talk with us. >> thank you. >> a cheat and a bully. a damning report released on cycling's lance armstrong. >> first, some other stories making the headlines. the german finance minister is having talks with his chinese counterpart. he visited china to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties with beijing. the two ministers said they wanted to increase bilateral cooperation. >> a court case against dutch oil giant shell has opened in the hague. four nigerian farmers have accused the company of polluting the land and water ways around their home in the niger delta. they say shelf failed to maintain pipelines or clean up the leaks. -- they say shell failed to maintain pipelines a clean up the leaks. shell says the leaks were caused by sabotage. >> a short time after prime minister benjamin netanyahu accused hezbollah
Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm PDT
regime. >> the united nations secretary general has called on the syrian regime to declare a unilateral cease-fire. ban was in talks with french president francois hollande, and he also called on syrian rebels to uphold the cease-fire. activists say dozens of people died in fighting across the country on tuesday. >> 1/8 of the world's population is chronically hundred according to united nations food agency report. the number of hungry people has fallen from earlier estimates, but the agency says rising food prices around the world could reverse gains in the fight against hunger. >> an announcement comes two days after south korea struck a deal with the u.s. to extend the range of its missiles. the north is known to be working on a long-range missiles, but it has never been successfully tested. >> for all you book lovers out there, the international book fair in frankfurt is taking place. it is the largest book show in the world, and it has opened its doors. >> it is a meeting place for writers, publishers, and literary fans. exhibitors from 100 countries are presenting new books and ne
Oct 10, 2012 2:30pm PDT
west africa -- liberia in west africa has suffered through two civil wars. now, the united nations is helping the country establish its own police force, but the organization says it needs more experts to help with operations. crisis teams will need training for special circumstances. >> well versed in to investigate sexual and gender-based violence or to counter organized crime. >> the un also wants to promote more female police officers in africa. violence in africa is widespread in many parts of the continent. the german foreign minister told police representatives that un missions could go far in guiding against conflicts, but he says emerging regions should have strong representation on the security council. >> the fact that the whole continent of latin america is not represented permanently in the security council [inaudible] >> germany has also called for stronger african representation at the united nations. and this year's nobel prize in chemistry goes to two u.s. researchers who work on cell receptors. >> a nobel committee member tried to startle journalists to prove a point
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
will depart tomorrow. you can look and see barricades outside united nations plaza. there is reporting live wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> and the president traveled to the bay area from keen, he designated the home of caesar chavez as a national monument. he laid flowers on the gravesite and the president called him a hero who brought hope to millions of farm workers who might have remained invisible to much of the nation. >> mitt romney is campaigning with new momentumming cutting into president obama's lead thchl afternoon, governor romney appeared in a rally in virginia and there is america needs this new direction. we cannot go on the path we've been on. and i will do it with your help. >> and there is describing leadership as weak. the obama campaign dismissed claims. >> the election is kicking into high gear for county election offices and last day to remember sister to vote by mail is october 30th. and there is you can be sure to stay with us for the coverage of the visit. our live team coverage at 6:00 and throughout the evening police looking for a man who sexual assaulted a w
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
earths plants and animals in a sustainable manner. the united nations holds the conference every two years. delegates agreed on rules for sharing economic benefits from genetic resources. the delegates set a target of preserving 17% of land. many governments have yet to s pass laws enforcing the protocol. the participants are expected to discuss how to secure funding to meet the targets agreed. >>> military personnel from the united states and philippines have begun 11 days of joint exercises. the the drills began monday on the western coast m facing the south china sea. 3800 personnel are taking part in this year's exercises. that's 800 more than last year. a philippine know military suggest they reflect the numbers growing in the region. u the philippines is engaged in disputes with china. chinese patrol boats are preventing philippine fishing boats from approaching. u.s. leaders have expressed concern that china is expanding its activities in the region. >>> australian prime minister has urged japan to sign a free trade agreement with her country as soon as possible. she says no o
Oct 7, 2012 1:25am EDT
against iran the's nuclear program without united nations approval and in compliance with international law? >> who wants to take that? you can go through a lot of presidents going back through bel clinton, obviously, who took military action without a united nations mandate. barack obama ran and says repeatedly he does not consider the united states bound to pursue its interests bound by united nations resolutions. america has a very ambivalent attitude toward international law. we are in some respects the greatest spokesman sometimes their international law. read the history and culture war and through the effect refunded the united nations, or have been among the most persistent ignores of international law at the same time. it is always -- partly because we have an exception of the that the laws are right for everybody. they're not always run for us because we have a special role to play. >> is there a bad thing damaging to our status and credibility in the international community? >> it seems to me if you try to say it in one sentence with the united states goal ought
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Oct 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
the film for the embassy attack. in a speech at the united nations, two weeks later, he blamed them. >> he went to the u.n. and said six times talked about the youtube video. look, if we hit by terrorists we will call it for what it is: a terrorist attack. our ambassador in paris has a marine detachment regarding him. shouldn't we have one regarding our ambassador in benghazi? >> there is a marine detachment at embassy in tripoli but not the consulate where ambassador stevens was killed. >>trace: wendell, each side now is accusing the other side of playing politics. >>reporter: republicans say that the administration underestimated al qaeda and tried to cover up the intelligence failure. there were a couple of attacks in benghazi before the 9/11 including at the consulate. the white house says republicans are trying to make the president take 9 blame for something that never rose to his level. >> the attack by in what is more likely a legal attack by republicans, in this case by congressman ryan, was to try to suggest that the president and the white house was responsible for assess
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Oct 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
to a former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, fox is contributor john bolton. ambassador, let's go first to the idea that when jay carney was ying to create some buffer, someomfort cause som zone by saying that vice-president biden was only referring to himself and the president of the united states when he said that he knew of no such request. your reaction? >> well, i cannot believe that. that is why there is a national security council staff at the going on at the state department at the defense department, to make sure that the critical issues are brought to the president's attention. this was obviously a very high-risk posed and, indeed, it was opposed where al qaeda killed our ambassador. the entire national security staff to list? biggest if so and his comments seemed to indicate that the maid is the state depament's responsibility alone, want to know what is going to the mind of diligence and right now and, perhaps an even more importantly what is going o the mind of bill clinton that his boss, secretary has just been determined the bus. lou: well, the author of the book
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Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
consulate, the administration trotted out our ambassador to the united nations, who, i was on one of the sunday shows just after her, who said this was a spontaneous demonstration because by a hateful video. how in the world that anybody five days afterwards could draw that conclusion and tell that to the american people is either abysmal ignorance or willful deception of the american people. both in which are totally unacceptable. >> bill: we need an explanation from ambassador rice. but right now tonight i'm -- >> no, from the people that september her out to say that. >> bill: she said it. >> she got the information from the highest circles of government, our national security advisor, and our director of national intelligence. >> bill: yeah, but they're never going to cop to it. the. >> they're responsible. >> bill: i'm telling you, hillary clinton -- she owes the families of those four americans who were killed, she, herself, hillary clinton, she's the boss! you don't pull security teams out of benghazi and libya when your ambassador is saying, hey, we're in trouble here and
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Oct 10, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the united nations general assembly, listen as the president continues to ace the blame over the benghazi terrorist attacks. >> there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. [applause] there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. lou: today, even after a state department official denied the video had ever been part of their assessment, clinton's undersecretary, patrick kennedy, tried to rationalize the words and actions of the administration end of the u.n. ambassador come susan rice. rice famously appeared on five talkshows the sunday after that attack and asserted the link between the ati-mohammed video and the benghazi attack. kennedy appeared in front of an oversight committee, attacking the intelligence community and blaming the inlligence community for ambassador rice is false statements to the american people. >> we have always made clear that we were giving the best information we had at the time. that information has evolved. if any career official would've said something, they would have said s
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Oct 10, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> september 16. u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice goes on five sunday talk shows. >> this is not preplanned, premeditated attack. what happened initially it was spontaneous ro action to what transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. as that unfolded it seems to have been halftimeed. what we think transpired in benghazi is opportunist exextremist element came to the consulate as this was unfolding. extremists individuals joined in the effort with heavy weapon. >> remember, state department officials on the conference call october 9 confirmed there were no protests outside the benghazi consulate before the attack. zero. and everything was calm, from the video surveillance and security officials there. september 17 >>> fox first reported the no-protest development the day after rice's aperiences. six days after the attacks. >> intelligence source on the ground in libya tells fox there was no protest, and the attacks were not spon stainous. the intelligence said adding the libyan attack was planed and had nothing to do with the movie. >> september 17. >> on the basis of
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Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT
to the united nations, of all people, susan rice, initially claimed loudly and over and over and over and over again that extremists hijacked protests over the video. there were no protests. the state department is coming clean today. the congress is asking questions. we have team fox coverage. wendell is at the white house. first we will go to catherine in washington, dc. this was an astounding thing to hear. i remember distinctly on five fund shows, the ambassador to the united nations said there was no terrorist attack. we believe this is the protests that got out-of-control. now we know there was in protest. >>reporter: that is right. as you recall, a day after those statements we were first to report on fox that there was no demonstration at the consulate in benghazi so there was not a demonstration that could spin out-of-control and land as a terrorist attack on the site. a short time ago at the hearing the republican chairman pushed the top state department witness over why the administration hung their hat on a single piece of intelligence that we believe is an intercept
Oct 14, 2012 9:30am EDT
for girls. she is a poignant example of why the united nations is focusing on abuses against girls worldwide. 14. >> she was attacked and shot by extremists who don't want girls to have an education and don't want girls to speak for themselves and don't want girls to become leaders who are, for a variety have right of reasons, threatened by that kind of employment. empowerment. >> as part of the first international day of the girl child, world leaders said education is the way to end child marriage. every year ten million girls are removed from school and forced into marriage, according to the u.n. population fund. early marriage deprives young girls of education. it threatens their health and traps them in poverty. west africa has the highest incidence of child marriage but the practice is wide spread across sub-saharan africa, and in bangladesh, india, nepal and pakistan. >> so kim gandhy, let's start with the child bride issue. is this something that the u.n. and the united states can get a handle on? because it's so widespread, it's so cultural in its orientation. the west ha i
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
spokesperson said that they are boosting their military. >> the united nations stated that a billion people all around the world is hungry. it has now been changed to 870 million. the organization's stated that there are using more accuracy and statistics to calculate the estimation of the world's hungry. >> the sentencing of jerry sandusky's former coach will be sentenced this morning and here is a picture of him arriving to court and it is supposed to get started at about 20 minutes. they are 30 years but he will be at least a hundred years old. measures... measure up. money to our schools. "misleading." out here. it. but there's hope. straight to our schools... keeps it there. politicians. yes on thirty-eight. >> we do have a chance for a drop or two to fall. we do see some more scheerer right off of the shore. arraigned should last right to the end of the day. >> on to more news we are following the latest from florida where george zimmerman is asking the judge to delay his trial. zimmerman is attorney stated that he needs more time to review the prosecutor's evidence. >> at texas mothe
Oct 13, 2012 11:30pm PDT
place. this is an historic landmark events place in san francisco. in 1945 the united nations charter was signed right here where you are sitting. it's the site where mayors like myself and others have addressed the annual state of the city address and it's a landmark place and that is why we choose to be here today with you. because we're making a big landmark to be antibullying across the country and we're launching it right here in san francisco with all of you. that is how important this is. and it's important also that the city family come together. we have quite a number of great starts stars that i have been very fortunate to work us. our police department, our fire department and theresa sparks our director of human rights commission is here. ed harrington our public utilities commissioner manager and our tax collector, jose who has been helping us set up bank accounts for all of our elementary kids as they join here, so financial literacy can be part of your great success. i have got the medical examiner, dr. hart is here. i have got adrian pond, who helps me direct all the i
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
making headlines around world. the united nations secretary general ban ki-moon has expressed deep concern about if the escalating clashes between syria and turkey. he has described the cross border shelling as extremely dangerous and has appealed for international action to stop the flow of arms into syria. turkey.oss to southern james reynolds is. our is what is the atmosphere like now? there was shelling yesterday. -- james reynolds is our correspondent. >> i've spent the morning over there and now i have come back to a bigger city that's 45 minutes away. there was still plenty of tension particularly along the main road facing syria. and army tank was pointed at sites directly toward syria. not many people on the frontline. as you got back from the front line, there were people in cafes eating and drinking and one man was taking money out of the cash machine, and a garbage truck was going around picking up litter. there was some normality, but schools are not reopen because their word about shellfire hitting the schools. people want their territory to be defended, but they want
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. the united nations holds the conference every two years. delegates at the 2010 talks graed on rules for sharing economic benefits from genetic resources. the nagoya protocol included ways to safeguard. they set a target of conserving 17% of land and 10% of coastal and marine areas by 2020. but many governments have yet to pass laws enforcing the protocol. some developing countries say they can't afford to implement the policies. the apartments participants are into it. >>> have begun 11 days of joint exercises. the drills are taking place near islands at the center of a territorial dispute between china and the philippines. the drills began monday on the western coast of luzon island facing the south china sea. 3,800 personnel are taking part in this year's exercises. that's 800 more than last year. a filipino military leader suggested the numbers reflect a growing security threat in the region. >> and i'm confident that they shall result in the partnership that is enduring that we shall be prepared to face the present and emerging maritime challenges in this part of the region. >>
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm EDT
formed united nations. the first five resolutions of the u.n. security council, beginning in january of 1946 -- three of those five involved a wrong and others. >> host: what role did the cia play in iran in the 1950s? >> well, that's a great question. i don't have any details. many iranian friends might think that i know more than i do about the operations of the cia. people will argue about this. what we do know is that in 1950 and early 1953, president eisenhower, inheriting a difficult situation from president truman, he gave the order to plan an operation inside iran, planning an operation to bring down the prime minister and to replace him with someone who believed to be worn in accordance with our interests. >> host: what was the final outcome? did the prime minister get replaced? did the shock him on the throw at that point? >> guest: it is a fascinating story. the shot was reluctant he was replaced with a military man. he did not like him very much and do not want to see a military man and that he might be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. there were stori
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
this, u.s. embassador john bolton, former embassador to the united nations and fox news contributor. >> good morning, eric. >> what did you expect the house subcommittee could learn? >> it's important to get the background to what was going on before the september 11 attack and to ask some pretty basic questions, like what intelligence about security in benghazi and tripoli for that matter was the state department seeking? what were they asking for? in other words, did she understand initially they had enough of a threat or faced enough of a threat that they needed intelligence. number two, given whatever they had, did the state department provide adequate security? it seems the answer to that question is clearly no. therefore, the committee has to ask why not. >> apparently there are at at least 13 events previous to this which are documented. what do they need to know? they're talking about unstable libya, islamist and al-qaeda influence to want to kill us. >> no, there are many, many questions that simply defy rational answers unless the administration was motivated by the view e
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
civilians with russian-provided weapons? we would not be outsourcing foriegn policy to the united nations coming giving vladimir putin veto power over us. >> lively stuff, but spectators seemed divided. neither man stumbled. either lost. the pressure is still on. the president needs to put in a flawless performance in the next debate to redeem his reputation as the front runner. bbc news, kentucky. >> all eyes are on tuesday's presidential debates. it was a dangerous showdown that gripped the united states 50 years ago. it was october 28, 1962 when the cuban missile crisis threatened to turn the cold war into a hot one. the bbc has gained exclusive access to new information that shows there was the second stage to the crisis. >> the cuban missile crisis did not end on october 28, 1962. cuba was going to become a nuclear power right under the nose of the united states, 90 miles from florida. >> there was a lot of attention for at least another three weeks and until that moment, we were at the highest state of alert short of nuclear war. >> i call upon chairman khrushchev. he has th
Oct 12, 2012 7:30am EDT
foreign ministers who met last month in new york during united nations general assembly. it is planned to brief counterparts and talks held in august and explain what is booing done being done to set up meetings. he'll stress japan, south korea and the u.s. must cooperate to maintain peace and stability in the asia pacific region. >>> russia has joined syria in condemning the forced landing of a syria-bound passenger plane by turkish fighter jets. the turkish government said it found what is described illegal cargo on board civilian plane. the syrian aircraft was traveling from mos could to damascus when forced to land in the turkish capital wednesday. turkish prime minister said the plane was carrying ammunition and communication equipment bound for the syrian defense ministry. the syrian government denied the allegations. it calls the turkish decision an act of piracy. russia's foreign ministry accused turkey of endangering the lives of russian passengers on board the plane. it is demanding the full explanation. observers say the incident could strain relations between russia
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Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
outraged by the video, which the president still repeated at his speech at the united nations two weeks later doesn't bear up. somebody has to come clean. i don't understand why secretary clinton isn't in the lead. these are people who worked for her who were killed and it's bad leadership, it's inadequate leadership to say we're going to way for an administrative review board for a report. she should find out what happened to her people. >> she has spoken out but you think she's intentionally trying to do that because she's got her eye on 2016? >> i don't know what the psychology is. i thought she wasn't being the party line but she's not doing anything to get to the bottom of this. i don't think you treat what happened at the consulate in benghazi as all in a day's work. it's not. it's true the secretary of state probably doesn't get involved in security questions but libya is a special case. in any event, once for people are killed, the secretary ought to get her fingernails dirty and find out what's going on. we have people at other diplomatic possesses in the middle east and
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
pro-western and she had opposed the group. united nations secretary general ban ki-moon expressed outrage and strong condemnation over the attack in a statement. ban dubbed the attack a heinous and cowardly act and called for those responsible to be swiftly brought to justice. he added that he was deeply moved by the girl's efforts to promote the right to education. >>> friday marks the tenth anniversary of the bombings that hit the island of bali in 2002, leaving over 200 people dead. police are tightening security for a commemorative ceremony after discovering a possible threat. >> translator: we have gathered information that shows signs of a planned attack on dignitaries who will attend the event. the police and armed forces are preparing themselves. >> the indonesian police are deploying over 2,000 personnel and plan to enforce strict measures to prevent any disturbances. on october 12th, 2002, bombers set off explosives loaded in a van and planted elsewhere in a busy district of the island, killing 202 people, including foreign tourists. the attack dealt a deep blow to the i
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Oct 8, 2012 10:30am PDT
right to partyfy fill united nations. >> stephen: some one thousand pastors nationwide are preparing to deliver a sermon the i.r.s. may not want to hear. they're trying to draw attention to a 1954 tax code that prohibits tax-exempt organizations like churches from engaging in political endorsements a group known as the i ay lines defending freedom is now challenging the code claiming it violates preacher's right for free speech. >> they've marched october 7 as pulpit freedom sunday. >> yes, pulpit freedom sunday. when the thrill of lengthy sermons finally meets the excitement of tax policy. pulpit freedom sunday is the boldest theological movement since casual good friday. this sunday, october 7 pastors around the united states will violate the law by directly endorsing one of the candidates. it doesn't matter which, either romney or not-obama. (laughter) and to try to force this issue into court the sermons will be recorded and sent to the i.r.s. folks, i like this new rebel attitude from the pulpit. maybe someday we'll turn on fox news and see a high-speed popemobile chase. (laught
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